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University of Toronto Schools

Development and Community Relations Officer

Posted On: April 20, 2022
Closing On: May 2, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $65,151

Established by the Government of Ontario and the University of Toronto, University of Toronto Schools is today the only university co-educational preparatory school in Canada that is based solely on merit and affiliated with a university.   UTS enrolls approximately 675 students grades 7 through 12 and has a generous bursary program. UTS graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions around the world. The ranks of our alumni include 57 Orders of Canada, 21 Rhodes Scholars, 18 Olympians, three ambassadors, and two Nobel Laureates.

UTS attracts a unique, diverse community of exceptionally talented students, who arrive at the school prepared to be challenged and guided by extraordinary, award-winning teachers to collectively realize the magic of everyday triumphs, and become socially responsible global citizens and principled leaders.  We are looking for a Development and Community Relations Officer to execute fundraising activities with UTS stakeholders including parents, alumni and staff in support of the school’s and the department’s strategic objectives.


Reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement, the Development and Community Relations Officer will facilitate tailored programs that identify, solicit and steward stakeholders to achieve the school’s ongoing fundraising needs including major gift fundraising and planned giving. This position will also be responsible for coordinating and facilitating UTS Parents’ Association (UTSPA) activities in accordance with the UTS/UTSPA Memorandum of Understanding as well as stewardship and engagement activities for encouraging and maintaining positive relations with UTS families. Duties are undertaken with a high degree of independence, initiative and responsibility, with the aim of ensuring continued support and goodwill of UTS stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have

  • A solid understanding of fundraising and donor stewardship is crucial to connect with and inspire both new and current donors;
  • an excellent grasp of fundraising processes;
  • volunteer management experience;
  • strong database management;
  • experience with peer-to-peer fundraising platforms;
  • strong written and oral communication skills.


  • Education:  University degree or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience:  Four years as a staff-appointed fundraiser supporting senior staff and volunteers with a proven track record of successfully managing a database and producing reports.  Knowledge of the independent school environment is an asset.


  • Sound knowledge of word processing, Microsoft Office Suite including MS Teams, Google products (including Google Docs, Drive, Google Meets) and Adobe Creative, and database software; preferably Raiser’s Edge NXT, spreadsheet programs and internet. Virtual event platforms such as Zoom Professional.
  • Superb organizational ability and excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and/or collaboratively with other office personnel, against tight deadlines, take initiative; be assertive in completing tasks and flexible in handling a variety of concurrent activities.
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality is a must as is the ability to work in a service and results oriented environment with volunteers and staff.

Working at UTS

Equity, diversity and inclusion underpin the UTS experience.  Our school honours and celebrates the rich tapestry of diverse people and perspectives that make up our community. We do not sit on our laurels but take the initiative to advance ongoing improvement on every front. New ideas always have a voice, and are realized through creativity, collaboration and community. UTS is in the midst of implementing an integrated anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion strategy, setting a framework that aims to remove barriers that impede access to students from under-represented racialized communities, and eliminate biases that undermine belonging and inclusion. This framework is already in progress, paving the way for positive change across all aspects of the school experience, from access and admissions to curricular and co-curricular programs, student life, student support and the integration of new families into our community, as well as staffing and professional development.

If you value working in a culture that is inclusive and celebrates individuality and new ideas, and you enjoy working with a team of people who are innovative, dynamic, collaborative and progressive, we invite you to explore this opportunity.

Compensation:  This position is unionized and is compensated on the grid.  This position is classified at Band 12 on the UTS-USW grid at a hire rate of $65,151

Benefits:  UTS offers a comprehensive compensation package that includes; medical benefits, pension plan, life and LTD insurance, educational assistance/tuition reimbursement and employee assistance program.  All UTS employees are eligible to participate in the University of Toronto’s Joint Membership Club and have access to the University’s library and other amenities.

How to Apply: 

Candidates should submit their applications and cover letters online through the UTS Career Centre portal. This posting will stay open until it is filled.  We hope to fill this position before May 2, 2022

University of Toronto Schools is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

We thank all candidates in advance; however, we will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls please. If selected for an interview please inform us if you require any accommodations.

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